The benefits and problems of the office secret Santa.
Secret Santa time is once more here with employees talking about who they hope they have as their office secret Santa and what they would like.
It’s that time of year again which can lead to potential embarrassment, frustration, awe and even heartache. Yes, it’s the dreaded office secret Santa.
For some, the battle has already been lost by having to participate in the whole process, knowing that should you not, the inevitable calls of ‘Scrooge’ will haunt you a long time after the end of the festivities. (more…)
Manchester’s office property is showing signs of flourishing as two companies have moved into new offices in the Greater Manchester area.
Manchester firm Amaze PLC are moving to new office headquarters in Number One First Street – the company will take the complete top floor of office space.
The site will encompass 16,500 square feet in the centre of Manchester and house 120 of the staff within the northwestern city. (more…)
Office property in Edinburgh has received a boost thanks to a strong third quarter.
More companies are investing in Edinburgh office space after a report showed an increase on third quarter take-up from the corresponding period of last year.
Edinburgh office space has received a boost as more firms have taken up the offer of commercial property in the Scottish capital during the previous quarter.
Property valuers DTZ have confirmed that there has been a higher than anticipated take up of office space during the third quarter of the year. (more…)
Caudwell Properties have instructed Jones Lang LaSalle to manage their nationwide office property portfolio.
Property advisors Jones Lang LaSalle have been appointed to manage office property belonging to the Caudwell business, including large offices in the North East and Midlands.
Jones Lang LaSalle has been given the task of managing all of the Caudwell Properties which stretch across England.
The portfolio contains 920,000 square feet comprising of both office and industrial space. The largest office properties are in the West Midlands and North East. (more…)
Over 50,000 square feet of commercial property in Cardiff was sold in the last three months.
Office space in Cardiff has received a boost during the past three months with 50,000 square feet leased, however the picture is less rosy for the future.
Cardiff city-centre office space has leased out close to 50,000 square feet following sales of Grade B offices in the third quarter of this calendar year. Although this figure might sound impressive it does represent a lower than hoped for investment into the Welsh capital.
The majority of the deals have resulted in Grade B properties being taken on by businesses, with only 3,000 square feet of Grade A property let in the centre. (more…)
New investment proves Glasgow office market is healthy.
Commercial property in Glasgow is riding the crest of a wave for both investment and design as the city seeks to reassert itself as Scotland’s office capital.
Office properties in Glasgow have been given a significant boost last week in two different fields.
The SkyPark office site in Scotland’s second city has sold for £54 million whilst elsewhere three places including office buildings have been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture award. (more…)
A new office in London will be completed in 2014 thanks to a joint venture project
The ‘Cheesegrater’ office is now to be built in London after plans were given the green light, two years after the project had been postponed.
British Land and Oxford Properties are preparing to start work on a new office tower in London after the company announced plans to build a portfolio in the capital.
The skyscraper, nicknamed the ‘Cheesegrater’ because of its distinctive wedge-shaped design, will take its place amongst other famous London office buildings such as the ‘Gherkin’ and the nearby soon-to-be-built ‘Walkie talkie’ building. (more…)